UW Madison - Department of Counseling Psychology - Faculty - Stephanie L. Budge

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Stephanie L. Budge

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Stephanie L. Budge


Counseling Psychology (CP)

305 Education Building  binoculars icon

Office: 608/262-4807

budge@wisc.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Biography

Stephanie Budge (pronouns: she/her/hers) focuses her research and advocacy efforts on transgender and gender diverse people. She is an associate professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on emotional and coping processes for transgender youth and adults, as well as the effectiveness of medical and psychotherapeutic treatments for transgender clients. She provides clinical trainings nationally and internationally related to LGBTQ issues, focusing on practitioners’ self-efficacy, knowledge, awareness, and skills. At the University of Wisconsin, she promotes transgender advocacy on campus by providing workshops to students, faculty, and staff related to navigating gender identity within a university environment. As a licensed psychologist, she has provided pro-bono therapy to transgender youth. For her research efforts, she received the American Psychological Association LGBT Outstanding Community Contributions award (2011) and the APA LGBT Early Career Professional Award (2015) from the Society for Counseling Psychology. Stephanie is currently an Associate Editor of Psychotherapy and on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Transgender Health and Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.

Please note: Stephanie Budge will not be taking an incoming doctoral student for the 2021-2022 year.



Research Interests

Dr. Budge's primary research interests include working with LGBTQ populations–specifically transgender individuals’ emotional and coping processes and their experiences of psychotherapy. She also focuses on psychotherapy process and outcome research, primarily regarding therapist effects and effectiveness of interventions. She is highly committed to social justice and in addition to her academic responsibilities provides counseling services through her private practice for trans clients on a free or slide scale basis.

Publications

  • Budge, S., Dominguez, S., & Goldberg, A.E. (2020). Minority stress in nonbinary students in higher education: The role of campus climate and belongingness. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.
  • Budge, S., Conniff, J., Belcourt, W.S., Parks, R.L., Pantalone, D., & Katz-Wise, S.L. (2018). A grounded theory study of the development of trans youths’ awareness of coping with gender identity. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 27, 3048-3061.
  • Budge, S., & Moradi, B. (2018). Attending to gender in psychotherapy: Understanding and incorporating systems of power. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 74, 2014-2027.
  • Budge, S., Israel, T., & Merrill, C. (2017). Improving the lives of sexual and gender minorities: The promise of psychotherapy research. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 64, 376-384.
  • Budge, S., Chin, M.Y., & Minero, L.P. (2017). Trans individuals' facilitative coping: An analysis of internal and external processes. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 64, 12-25.
  • Katz-Wise, S.L., Budge, S., Orovecz, J.J., Nguyen, B., Nava-Coulter, B., & Thomson, K. (2017). Imagining the future: Perspectives among youth and caregivers in the trans youth family study. 64(1), 26-40.
  • Tebbe, E., Moradi, B., & Budge, S. (2016). Introduction to the Major Contribution on Research with Trans Populations. The Counseling Psychologist.
  • Budge, S., Thai, J.L., Tebbe, E., & Howard, K.H. (2016). The intersection of socioeconomic status, race, sexual orientation, transgender identity, and mental health outcomes. The Counseling Psychologist. 44, 1025-1049.
  • Budge, S. (2015). Psychotherapists as gatekeepers: An evidence-based case study highlighting the role and process of letter writing for transgender clients. Psychotherapy. 52, 287-297.
  • Budge, S., Orovecz, J., & Thai, J.L. (2015). Trans men’s positive emotions: The interaction of gender identity and emotion labels. The Counseling Psychologist. 43, 404-434.
  • Budge, S., Keller, B.L., & Sherry, A.R. (2014). Sexual Minority Women's Experiences of Sexual Pressure: A Qualitative Investigation of Recipients' and Initiators' Reports.
  • Budge, S., Rossman, K., & Howard, K. (2014). Genderqueer individuals’ mental health outcomes: The impact of gender socialization, coping, and perceived loss. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling.
  • Budge, S., Adelson, J.L., & Howard, K.H. (2013). Anxiety and depression in transgender individuals: The roles of transition status, loss, social support, and coping. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 81, 545-557.
  • Wampold, B.E., Budge, S., Laska, K.M., Del Re, A.C., Baardseth, T.P., Flückiger, C., Minami, T., Kivlighan, M., & Gunn, W. (2011). Evidence-based treatments for depression and anxiety versus treatment-as-usual: A meta-analysis of direct comparisons. Clinical Psychology Review. 31, 1304-1315.
    Abstract: doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2011.07.012
  • Budge, S., Sinnard, M.T., & Hoyt, W.T. (in press). Longitudinal effects of psychotherapy with transgender and nonbinary clients: A randomized controlled pilot trial. Psychotherapy.

Presentations

  • Budge, S., Sinnard, M.T., & Hoyt, W.T. (2020). Minority stress outcomes during and post psychotherapy: 6-month follow-up results for trans clients, 2020 American Psychological Association Convention, APA, Washington, D.C.
  • Budge, S. (2018). The feasibility of a clinical trial focusing on trans individuals’ minority stress, American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, American Psychological Association, San Francisco, California.
  • Budge, S. (2017). Evaluating the effectiveness of psychotherapy with trans clients: using the working alliance inventory, United States Professional Association for Transgender Health Meeting, United States Professional Association for Transgender Health, Los Angeles, California.
  • Budge, S. (2016). The state and future of psychotherapy research with transgender clients, American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, American Psychological Association, Denver, Colorado.
  • Budge, S., & Katz-Wise, S.L. (2016). Emotional expression of trans youth and their families: A cross-comparison of familial cultures for gender and emotions, International Congress of Psychology Conference, International Congress of Psychology, Yokohama, Japan.
  • Budge, S., & salkas, s. (2016). An overview of non-binary gender identities in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, World Professional Association for Transgender Health Biannual Conference, World Professional Association for Transgender Health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Budge, S., & Katz-Wise, S.L. (2014). Emotional and interpersonal experiences of trans youth and their caregivers, American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • Budge, S. (2014). The other side of the story: trans individuals' experiences of positivity and resilience, American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • Budge, S., Barr, S.M., Katz-Wise, S.L., Keller, B.L., & Manthos, M. (2013). Incorporating positivity into psychotherapy with trans clients, Annual Philadelphia Transgender Health Conference, Philadelphia Transgender Health Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Budge, S., Thai, J., & Rossman, H.K. (2012). Intersecting identities and mental health outcomes for transsexual, cross-dressing, and genderqueer individuals, American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, American Psychological Association, Orlando, Florida.

Awards and Honors

  • Other
    Organization: Other
    Description: awarded every year to an individual on campus who is dedicated to making positive change for LGBTQ students on campus
    Date(s): May 2019
  • Other
    Organization: Other
    Description: award for researchers engaged in community-focused scholarship - awarded specifically for my collaborations with the Wisconsin Trans Health Coalition
    Date(s): April 2018
  • Other
    Organization: American Psychological Association (APA)
    Description: APA Division 17 (Counseling Psychology)
    for a 2016 major contribution published in The Counseling Psychologist
    Date(s): June 2017
  • Other
    Organization: American Psychological Association (APA)
    Description: (Counseling Psychology) award for social justice work and research with LGBT populations
    Date(s): July 2015
  • Other
    Organization: American Psychological Association (APA)
    Description: (Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy) award for psychotherapy research

    Date(s): May 2015
  • Other
    Organization: American Psychological Association (APA)
    Purpose: Scholarship/Research
    Scope: National
    Description: Division 29 (Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy) runner up award for a 2013 article published in Psychotherapy
    Date(s): January 2014
  • Other
    Organization: University of Louisville
    Description: Nomination provided to faculty for excelling in mentoring students
    Date(s): February 2013
  • Other
    Organization: American Psychological Association (APA)
    Purpose: Scholarship/Research
    Description: Division 17 (Counseling Psychology)Society for Vocational Psychology/ACT for career research regarding transgender individuals
    Date(s): July 2010
  • Other
    Organization: American Psychological Association (APA)
    Purpose: Scholarship/Research
    Scope: National
    Description: Division 17 (Counseling Psychology) LGBT award given for community contributions with the LGBT population during my doctoral studies
    Date(s): July 2010
  • Other
    Organization: American Psychological Association (APA)
    Purpose: Scholarship/Research
    Scope: National
    Description: Recipient of the inaugural American Psychological Association Division 44(Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues) award for research with transgender populations
    Date(s): June 2010
  • Other
    Organization: Other
    Description: Department award provided to an outstanding doctoral student excelling in research.
    Date(s): February 2010
  • Other
    Organization: American Psychological Association (APA)
    Scope: National
    Description: Division 17 (Counseling Psychology)
    Date(s): August 2009

Memberships

  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
    Scope of Organization: International, Member Since: January 1, 2014
  • Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR)
    Scope of Organization: International, Member Since: March 1, 2009
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
    Position Held: Co-Chair of Science Committee, Scope of Organization: National, Member Since: August 1, 2006
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